Image Expo 2016: Nothing is impossible – updated


Image Expo is kicking off with a stirring speech by Eric Stephenson. We’ll social media it along for you   Image Expo is 10 minutes from starting, and the venue certainly has some swagger to it. #imageexpo — Christopher Butcher (@Comics212) April 6, 2016 "Whatever you imagine, it can happen." Starting the keynote at […]

The latest Eric Stephenson tells-it-like-it-is interview pokes “dull, “bland” industry


Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson is always quotable and evidently not afraid of being quoted, as he often tweaks other publishers in a blunt way little seen in the industry. In a new interview with CBR’s Albert Ching he talks about Image Comics’ successful 2015 while calling other developments “dull.”: Stephenson notes that Image had […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/21/16: The King of Comics and getting dragged to cons by kids


§ Nice art: David Aja’s variant cover for Miracleman: The Silver Age #3 § Image Publisher Eric Stephenson did the interview rounds this week for the return of Nowhere Men and the one at AV Club has perhaps the most inside Image info, like this on how pitches are accepted: AVC: When you’re pitched a […]

Image’s Nowhere Men to Return this Fall


Back in May, Image released their August solicits.  Buried deep within document is an advert for a reprint of the first trade of Eric Stephenson’s, Nate Bellegarde’s, Jordie Bellaire’s, and Fonografiks’ Nowhere Men Vol. 1, complete with a newly recolored cover.  Accompanying an image of the cover is this short blurb: The Eisner-nominated sci-fi hit returns in […]

The Retailer’s View // Scheduling Issues

They're Not Life Us

Navigating monthly orders is a bone-numbing pain. I feel as though this is something I write a variation of in most of these columns. The sensation clearly remains. It’s a thankless process that rarely ends happily, with hundreds of order codes to run through and thousands of bits of data to think of. In the […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Eric Stephenson’s ComicsPro speech

Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Image publisher Eric Stephenson‘s controversial speech at ComicsPRO, ComicWalker, […]

ComicsPRO: Image’s Eric Stephenson addresses retailers “I want to make your stores stronger”

SAGA #14 cover art by Fiona Staples

Image Publisher Eric Stephenson delivered a speech to retailers this morning and here’s the text, courtesy of Image comics: I hope you don’t mind if I deviate from standard practice, but instead of talking about Image Comics this morning, I’d like to talk about you. This is my fourth year at ComicsPRO, and one of […]

The Beat Interview: Eric Stephenson “Our industry is in the midst of some pretty amazing changes.”


[Image Expo was held a few weeks ago and revealed a stunning line-up of new books by some of comics best, and it was the latest event in what has been a huge string of successes—artistic and financial— for the publisher. After a chart-topping 2013, the publisher seems set for just as a big a […]